Open Music Theory is a natively-online open educational resource intended to serve as the primary text and workbook for undergraduate music theory curricula. OMT2 provides not only the material for a complete traditional core undergraduate music theory sequence (fundamentals, diatonic harmony, chromatic harmony, form, 20th-century techniques), but also several other units for instructors who have diversified their curriculum, such as jazz, popular music, counterpoint, and orchestration. This version also introduces a complete workbook of assignments.
A unique partnership between faculty at three Virginia institutions and universities in Texas and Canada, Dr. Lavengood and her team created a comprehensive music theory textbook that is projected to save students in the state of Virginia alone more than $198,000. This resource is created by adapting currently available content and writing several chapters to compensate when OER is not available on the topic, resulting in an openly-available online resource.